Top trending dog news: February 2024 Roundup

If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP) or empath, negative news can be a stressor. Discover positive dog stories and trending dog news here, updated weekly.


Katie Abendroth

1/26/20242 min read

Positive Trending Dog News: February 2024 Roundup

If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP) or empath, negative & violent news can be a serious stressor. Enough with the negative news! Discover positive dog stories and trending dog news here, updated weekly.

Trending Dog News: February 28, 2024

Recap: Jon Stewart celebrates his dog Dipper

In a touching tribute, Jon Stewart describes his dog Dipper’s life. Stewart says, “In a world of good boys, he was the best.”

Recap: Emotional support animals are trending

Emotional support animals and animal assisted intervention is more popular than ever.

Check out my interview with Sharlet Jensen of Speech Dogs as she explains the ins and outs of training your pet to be a therapy dog.

Recap: Pet owners were buried with their dogs over 2000 years ago

People have owned pets and companion animals for thousands of years. A recent archeology site uncovered dozens of separate sites where people were buried next to a beloved dog.

Recap: Pets offer more emotional support than people

A new study suggests that pets offer their owners more emotional support than human friends, or relatives. 80% of dog owners surveyed felt their dog lowered stress, provided companionship, and encourage mindfulness.

Recap: Kardashians Tour Veteran Dog’s Service Program in CA Prison

The Kardashian sisters recently visited CA prisons, including a service dog training program called the Veteran Dog’s Service Program.

Trending Dog News and Positive Dog Stories: February 21, 2024

Recap: Dog travels from NC to CA for new home

A ranch in Vacaville, CA adopted a dog who travelled all the way from Raleigh, NC to join his new pack. Coordination took 4 days and 3,000 miles to give this elderly dog this new lease on life.

Recap: U.S. Coastguard Rescues Dog in Shipping Container

A stowaway dog was rescued by U.S. Coastguard members in Texas, after over a week as a stowaway in a shipping container.

The dog, Connie, will be available for adoption soon and appears to have been loaded by mistake when she was hiding inside a car that was being shipped.

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Recap: Top Dog Film Festival Coming Soon

A film festival benefiting the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is a family-friendly, inclusive event on March 23, 2024. It will feature a range of movies celebrating the pawsome relationship between dogs and humans. More info available here or you can buy tickets here.

Recap: Cat Saves Dog in Coyote Attack

Oakley the dog was saved by her black cat who scared off 2 coyotes. When the 6-year old dog was attacked one recent evening, the family cat jumped into action scaring off the coyotes and giving Oakley a change to run inside. Both pets are healing well.

Recap: RVs Allow Pet Parents to Travel with Dogs

This article documents the rising trend of owners who are traveling with their dogs. RVs make a great option for dog and human travel. Check out 13 tips to improve your travel experience in this article from RV Travel.

So there you have it- the top trending positive dog news stories of the week. Subscribe to stay in the loop!